july 4

6 Must Haves for Your Maryland July 4 Party

Eva Niessner

6 Must Haves for Your Maryland July 4 Party

Happy July 4, Marylanders! If you're like most people, you're planning to party today, so it's time to run through your checklist of what makes an Independence Day party go off without a hitch. Stay safe, have a blast, don't get too hot, and check out our suggestions below!

 

1. Sunscreen

Maryland weather likes to play tricks on us, but that doesn't mean we can skip the sunscreen! Whether it's cloudy or full-on sunny, spending the day outside with friends and family means slapping on the SPF. Trust us, you'll be glad you did when you go back to work tomorrow without looking like a steamed crab.

2. Local Music

You can't have a party without music! Why not pay tribute to the local artists from all kinds of genres who have made this state proud? From All Time Low to Beach House, Sisqo to Jimmy Charles, you can make a pretty incredible playlist for the July 4 bash of just artists from your home state.

3. Sparklers

This one's a no-brainer. Sparklers are the perfect mini-firework, and though they do require some caution, they're safe enough for even children to enjoy. Get those Instagram pics with all of your friends or siblings!

4. Mixed Drinks

If you're of age and drinking responsibly, a cocktail makes the perfect addition to any outdoor party or BBQ. And they don't have to be too fancy to make you feel like you're at a next-level party! Want inspo? We can help.

5. Cold treats

No pool to splash in at your July 4 bash? Well, at least you can beat the heat with ice cream or popsicles! If you really want your guests or hosts to get excited, bring some frozen treats with you to the party. Ice cream sandwiches, anyone?

6. Steamed Crabs

We're ready to pick and devour! There's truly no better occasion than July 4 to serve up a big spicy bushel of perfectly-cooked Maryland crabs. Spread out the newspaper, grab your hammer, and get to work. (If you're one of those Marylanders who isn't sure how it all works, your secret is safe with us. Try this guide!)

Leave a reply

sort by date

Latest articles

Celebrate Earth Day By Planting Native Species!

04/18/24

Celebrate Earth Day By Planting Nativ...

Did you know there's a way that you can make your lawn, garden, or porch more beautiful while also helping the environment at the same time? That's right -- all...

read more
MOTHER'S DAY
6 Mother's Day Must-Haves

04/06/24

6 Mother's Day Must-Haves

  Mom does so much for us -- whether we're a kid or an adult, she's always there to listen, advise, and help out. That means our Maryland moms deserve...

read more
CRABBING
The Ultimate Guide to Crabbing in Maryland

04/06/24

The Ultimate Guide to Crabbing in Mar...

If you're a true-blue Marylander, you know that there's nothing better than steaming up a big bushel of crabs and devouring them with friends and family at a newspaper-covered table....

read more
HOROSCOPE
Madame Maryland's Horoscope: April 2024

03/21/24

Madame Maryland's Horoscope: April 2024

  Happy April, people of Maryland! Spring is truly here, whether or not the Maryland weather chooses to cooperate. There are gardens to plant and sports to watch! What's next...

read more
Six April Fools Pranks To Play On Your Friends And Family

03/21/24

Six April Fools Pranks To Play On You...

  April Fool's Day is the one chance each year that we all get to actively try and trick and prank our loved ones! Looking for some inspiration? We've got...

read more
HIKING
6 Things You'll Need For Your Next Hike

02/24/24

6 Things You'll Need For Your Next Hike

  With spring in the air, many of us are getting the itch to go out and go on a good hike! Whether you're planning to hit the trail for...

read more
HOROSCOPE
Madame Maryland's Horoscope: March 2024

02/20/24

Madame Maryland's Horoscope: March 2024

Happy March, Marylanders! Warm weather is not so far off and the short winter nights are slowly getting longer. What could the season have in store? Well, Madame Maryland looked...

read more
GARDENING
5 Hacks for Small Space Gardening

02/24/24

5 Hacks for Small Space Gardening

Now that the weather is getting warm again, you may feel the urge to get your hands dirty and plant some flowers, herbs, or veggies! Of course, not everyone has...

read more
Small Budget? No Problem! Here are 7 Free Things to Do In MD

02/06/24

Small Budget? No Problem! Here are 7 ...

  Let's face it -- life is expensive! It seems like just about everything these days is more pricey than we remember it being. But here in Maryland, there are...

read more